So I have a lot of stuff. No big deal. So I’m a total nerd. Who cares? So I’m practically swimming in books, collectibles and memorabilia. It’s my life and my bedroom.
My only concern is, when I decide to move out (hopefully sooner rather than later), it’s going to be one heck of a job to move everything.
So, a week or two ago (really ten days, but who’s counting) I wrote up (with lots of pictures) a post confessing my unconditional love for Superman, while also showing off all of the cool stuff of the Man of Steel that I’ve acquired over my short years on this planet. Today, I switch gears (though not entirely, as it’s still nerdy) and want to talk to you about the second biggest love of my life.
I guess I should start this post then, as there are a ton of photos to be seen, with a picture of where it all began. 1977 saw the release of Star Wars (fifteen years before I was born), but I am as big a fan as the greatest Star Wars lovers. Here are my copies of the original VHS release of the Original Trilogy (which I inherited from my parents), along with all the versions of all six movies I have (I have several versions of each film).
I don’t really know when I first fell in love with Star Wars because I do not remember the first time that I had the privilege of watching it. I spent many evenings of my childhood watching over and over and over again Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo battle and eventually defeat Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine and the Empire. There’s something unexplainable about the vision of Star Wars and the realms of infinite possibilities that you imagination can take you. I love everything Star Wars, and after seeing the movies countless times, I needed more.
I guess it’s good for me, then, as well as any Star Wars fan, that there are so many Star Wars novels in publication. I have a fairly sizeable collection (about 120 books), but I’d like to eventually get them all. I’m actually close because I think there are around 140 right now. The books that are circled on this shelf are my Star Wars novels.
When I was younger I loved to play with LEGO – who am I kidding? I still love it. Star Wars LEGO, naturally, was always my favourite, and I’m so glad I still have all of my sets (so that I can display them).
A few of them, the larger ones like my 4 foot long Super Star Destroyer, I acquired in recent years – they were just too expensive for either myself or my parents to afford them back them. Once I started working though, I’ve found all sorts of intriguing ways to make my money disappear on all kinds of fascinating things like these.
For a huge fan like me, it’s really hard to express just how much Star Wars means to me and just how much it has affected my life. I feel like George Lucas is a brilliant man with a wonderful vision, and he really knows how to make a good movie. There is definitely something wondrous about the Star Wars galaxy. Star Wars is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, and I hope to see it around for the next 35 years. I’m a little weary, but excited, to see where Disney will take Star Wars, but there is no doubt I shall remain a fan for the rest of my life. I am forever grateful to George Lucas, who really did add value to my life.
Well that was me nerding out, again. Get used to it. This is only the beginning.
So is there anyone else who is as big a mega-fan of Star Wars as I am? Before you say yes, I should warn you that I am as bad (or good?) as the guys in the movie Fanboys – which is awesome and everyone should watch it!
Thanks for reading!
- George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy Talk About the Long History of Their Working Relationship and Kennedy’s Transition to President of Lucasfilm (collider.com)
- ‘Star Wars’ Rumor Update: Brad Bird Won’t Direct (mtv.com)
- Star Wars Unlikely To Top Past Performance Under New Owner (seekingalpha.com)
- Epic LEGO STAR WARS Executor Super Star Destroyer! (geektyrant.com)
- On the return of Star Wars (mutantreviewers.wordpress.com)